Music Monday, The Life She Wants

Music Monday – Believe in Us (Shane & Mel)

Cover Life She WantsOn the recent season finale of The Voice on NBC, Alicia Keys (love her!) and James Bay (OMG!) did a duet that literally gave me goosebumps. It immediately went on my romance playlist, and I knew the couple it belonged to. This is a song with all the angst and emotion of Shane and Melanie in my most recent release, The Life She Wants.

A hot-shot sports agent on his way to the top. A former supermodel looking to just slow down. When their paths cross, they will be forced to re-evaluate everything they thought they wanted. But in the end, it’s love that gives them the answer. I can actually hear this song playing when Shane comes back to Gallant Lake with a whole new goal for his life – Mel.

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Music Monday – That’s When I Knew…

Nora's Guy Next Door Nothing the Same (2)I think this song by Alicia Keys is probably one of the truest love songs ever. Because love often doesn’t arrive with rainbows and choirs and fireworks. Attraction and lust can show up like that, but love? True love tends to sneak up on us, and it can arrive at the oddest times. A word. A touch. Riding in the car and glancing at each other. Just another dance that turns into THE dance. Passing in the hall and stopping for a sweet, lingering kiss that leads to the realization that your life just changed forever. This song captures that sweet surprise perfectly. Enjoy!